CSC40121 – Certificate IV in Correctional Practice
This qualification reflects the role of individuals employed in the supervision and management of offenders and detainees. It allows for the attainment of general competencies, dog handling competencies or specialisations in supervision and leadership, case management, community or emergency response streams.
Candidates for this qualification will normally be employed in the supervision and management of offenders and detainees in the criminal justice system or within immigration detention centres, in Australian states and territories and/or offshore immigration detention centres.
The general qualification covers competencies that reflect advanced practice and greater team leadership roles of experienced individuals.
The case management specialisation covers the competencies required by individuals responsible for case management of offenders in custodial or community settings.
The community specialisation covers the competencies required by individuals responsible for supervising offenders directly or indirectly in the community and within specified parameters of responsibility defined by work activities, or by the complexity of assessment offenders’ needs and risks.
The dog handling elective group covers competencies suitable for individuals responsible for the maintenance of canine health and welfare and the utilisation of canines for detection and security purposes.
The emergency response specialisation covers the competencies required by individuals responsible for responding to and supervising serious incidents or events that occur within custodial settings.
The supervision specialisation covers the competencies required by individuals responsible for supervising staff and/or offenders in the correctional environment.
Potential Job Roles:
- Correctional Officers
- Overseers Correctional Officers
- Prison Officer
Total number of units = 12
4 core units plus
8 elective units
BSBLDR413 Lead effective workplace relationships
CSCORG008 Gather and report complex information
CSCORG028 Work effectively with culturally diverse offenders and colleagues
CSCSAS020 Manage security
To be selected depending on whether a particular specialisation is required.
The candidate may complete the general qualification, or specialise by completing all units from one of the following groups:
Group B for a Case Management specialisation
Group C for a Community specialisation
Group D for an Emergency Response specialisation
Group E for a Supervision specialisation